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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- Abnormal dryness of a body part or tissue.

Usage examples (6)
  • Prime among these is excessive dryness of the skin termed xerosis and various eczemas.
  • Dryness (xerosis) affecting first the conjunctivae then the cornea.
  • Cracked heels are commonly caused by dry skin (xerosis), and made more complicated if the skin around the rim of the heel is thick (callus).
  • The first symptom is fatigue, followed by a wide variety of cutaneous symptoms, including follicular hyperkeratosis, perifollicular hemorrhages, ecchymoses, xerosis, leg... for more
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